Killer Mike and El-P's upcoming Run The Jewels album will be titled, RTJ2 and is slated to drop on October 28th via Mass Appeal. Today, the duo have shared further specifics regarding the project, including the official artwork and tracklist. The two have also announced North American tour dates, alongside Joey Bada$$, Despot, and Ratking respectively. The extensive 40-date tour will get underway on October 15th in College Station, TX, making stops in cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, New York, and more before coming to end on January 10th in Auckland, New Zealand. Check out the complete tracklist and tour dates below. RTJ2 Tracklist: 01. Jeopardy 02. Oh My Darling Don't Cry 03. Blockbuster Night Part 1 04. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) [ft. Zack de la Rocha] 05. All My Life 06. Lie, Cheat, Steal 07. Early [ft. Boots] 08. All Due Respect [ft. Travis Barker] 09. Love Again (Akinyele Back) 10. Crown [ft. Diane Coffee] 11. Angel Duster Killer Mike & El-P Run the Jewels Tour Dates: 10-15 College Station, TX @ Hurricane Harry's (Red Bull Sound Select) 10-18 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's (Red Bull Sound Select) 10-20 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz 10-21 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood (Red Bull Sound Select) 10-22 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In 10-23 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City (Red Bull Sound Select) 10-24 Columbia, SC @ Music Farm (Red Bull Sound Select) 10-25 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm 10-31 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *# 11-01 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *# 11-02 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater *# 11-03 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle *# 11-04 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *# 11-06 Dallas, TX @ Trees *# 11-07 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 11-08 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's *# 11-10 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *# 11-11 La Jolla, CA @ Porters Pub *# 11-12 Pomona, CA @ Glass House *# 11-14 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine # 11-15 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *# 11-17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *# 11-18 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre *# 11-20 Minneapolis, MN @ First Line Music Cafè *# 11-21 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *# 11-22 Chicago, IL @ Metro *# 11-25 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall *# 11-26 Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall *# 11-27 Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda *# 11-28 Boston, MA @ Paradise *# 11-29 New York, NY @ Stage 48 *# 12-30 Lorne, Australia @ Falls Festival 12-31 Marion Bay, Australia @ Falls Festival 01-01 Sydney, Australia @ Field Day 01-02 Byron Bay, Australia @ Falls Festival 01-04 Busselton, Australia @ Southbound Festival 01-07 Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theatre ^ 01-08 Melbourne, Australia @ The Forum ^ 01-09 Brisbane, Australia @ Hi Fi ^ 01-10 Auckland, New Zealand @ Town Hall ^ * with Ratking # with Despot ^ with Joey Bada$$
On Thursday July 11, 2013 EL-P and Killer Mike will be performing at The Hoxton in Toronto alongside Despot and Kool A.D. Presented by Embrace, the duo has been responsible for popular releases such as R.A.P. Music and more recently, Run The Jewels. This will be a show filled with energy and great music so make sure to get your advanced tickets while you still can. Take a look at the full details below and watch footage of Killer Mike and EL-P on Pitchfork.tv. What: Embrace Presents EL-P & Killer Mike with Despot & Kool A.D Where: The Hoxton 69 Bathurst St. Toronto When: Thursday July 11, 2013 Admission: 19+ | Doors open 10:00 PM | Adv. Tickets $20.00 + S.C. | Tickets at ticketweb.ca, Rotate This & Soundscapes Watch Killer Mike and EL-P on Pitchfork.tv:
What do you get when you combine Killer Mike and El-P? The end result is Run The Jewels. The duo responsible for Killer Mike's spectacular R.A.P. Music album have teamed up once more for this bass-thumping, head-nodding, nonsensical free release. This time around, El-P gets on the mic to join Killer Mike, and it looks like he's drawn influence from the Southern emcee. Run The Jewels is a 10-track project featuring the likes of Big Boi ("Banana Clipper"), Until The Ribbon Breaks ("Job Well Done"), and Prince Paul (as Chest Rockwell on "Twin Hype Back"). Stream and download Run The Jewels below.
Run The Jewels recently released their latest single, "36 Inch Chain", off their upcoming self-titled project. The group is made up of Killer Mike and El-P, who decided to team up as Run The Jewels for fun after collaborating extensively on each other's solo releases - Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music and El-P's Cancer 4 Cure - last year. Run The Jewels will be available for free download on June 26th through Fool's Gold. If you're feeling it, book your calendars for July 11th: they're coming to The Hoxton in Toronto. Stream and download "36 Inch Chain".
It's a great time to be a music fan because we are overwhelmed with so much free music, i.e. mixtapes, singles, EP's. We can agree the lines are blurred on how artists release their material, mixtapes vs. albums, but I believe we should always expect the best of the best on an album. If your favourite rapper delivers a sub-par mixtape you might let it slide and when it comes to an album it's no holds barred and why shouldn't it be? Most artists record anywhere between 20-100 songs for an album. Without further ado, The Come Up Show presents our favourite albums of 2012.